• Rodney McGruder got in a full practice on Monday as he continues to make progress from a stress fracture in his leg.

    McGruder has yet to play this season and still has some more hurdles to clear before making it back on the court for the Heat. Despite playing 25 minutes per game for the team last season, McGruder may not find that much playing time available to him once he returns since the Heat traded for Dwyane Wade and Luke Babbitt at the deadline. He can remain on most leagues’ waiver wires.  

Fantasy News

  • Dante Exum
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    According to head coach J.B. Bickerstaff, Dante Exum will miss an extended period of time with a sprained left ankle.

    Exum has dealt with injuries for his entire NBA career. He has not played in more than 42 games since his second season. He can be safely dropped across redraft formats.

    Source: Kelsey Russo on Twitter

  • Bismack Biyombo
    C, Charlotte Hornets

    Bismack Biyombo will draw the start ahead of Wednesday's contest vs. the Knicks.

    It was also reported that Cody Zeller would be active but would likely not play on Wednesday. Willy Hernangómez will be the primary back-up to Biyombo. Neither player is worth rostering in standard formats but Hernangómez has the higher upside.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young (illness) has been upgraded to probable ahead of Wednesday's tilt vs. the Magic.

    Young has been a top-15 fantasy player all season while he sees a significant boost in 8-cat leagues due to the 4.9 turnovers he averages per game. If he does play, he should be locked in across leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (right ankle sprain) has been downgraded to questionable ahead of Wednesday's matchup vs. the Wolves.

    The Heat will welcome back Jimmy Butler on Wednesday but are now in jeopardy of being without their young All-Star. Chris Silva would become an intriguing low-cost DFS play if Adebayo doesn't end up playing while Kelly Olynyk could see some additional opportunity. Continue to monitor for updates ahead of tip-off.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Dewayne Dedmon has been downgraded to questionable ahead of Wednesday's tilt vs. the Magic as he deals with pain in his right elbow.

    If Dedmon is unable to play on Wednesday, look for Bruno Fernando to start while Damian Jones see some time off the bench. Continue to monitor as we should learn more prior to the 7:30pm ET tip-off.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (right ankle soreness) will return to action for Wednesday’s matchup vs. the Hornets.

    Payton will be able to play in his first game after the All-Star break, after missing the last two contests. He has proven to be the most reliable point guard that the Knicks have on their roster this season and should be rostered across standard formats as he is currently producing top-91/108 per-game value in 8/9-cat this season. Dennis Smith Jr. will head back to the bench but could see limited minutes with Frank Ntilikina (groin) sideline.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Wayne Ellington
    SG, New York Knicks

    Wayne Ellington (illness) will face the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Ellington has played sparingly over the last month and only has relevance in 30-team leagues at this time. He can be ignored across all other formats.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Shabazz Napier will make his first start since joining the Wizards on Wednesday as they take on the Nets.

    Napier will earn his first start for the Wizards after coming off the bench in the last seven contests. If he takes over the starting role for the remainder of the season, he becomes a must-own fantasy asset across formats. Scoop him up if he is still on the wire. Ish Smith will likely see his value take a hit with this news.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    Dāvis Bertāns (right knee soreness) will play in Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Nets.

    Bertāns will return to the floor on Wednesday after missing the Wizards' last game. Bertāns can be fired up across all formats. Moritz Wagner could see his minutes decrease with Dāvis back in the mix.

    Source: Wizards PR on Twitter

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson will draw the start for Wednesday's game vs. the Sixers with Andre Drummond (left calf strain) sidelined.

    Thompson will likely see additional value for as long as he gets starter-level minutes. However, the frontcourt situation is crowded in Cleveland as they also have Larry Nance Jr., Kevin Love and Cedi Osman.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter